BUFFALO – Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe is day-to-day after suffering an upper-body injury in Saturday’s 5-4 overtime road loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, coach Phil Housley said.
With McCabe absent from this morning’s practice inside HarborCenter, rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin skated in his spot beside Rasmus Ristolainen.
Housley said McCabe’s status for Tuesday’s home tilt against the Calgary Flames won’t be decided until later.
McCabe has been one of the Sabres’ best defensemen this season, compiling all seven of his points – one goal and six assists – in the last six outings. He had two assists in Columbus before briefly leaving the game and returning.
In other news, forward Evan Rodrigues returned to practice after missing Saturday’s game because his wife, Christina, gave birth to a baby boy, Grayson Michael.
“Mom’s healthy, baby’s healthy,” Rodrigues said inside KeyBank Center. “So far, so good.”
The Sabres, of course, returned from 10-day road trip early last week.
“Being out west for those 10 days was a little concerning, but I think signs were pointing toward him not coming that early,” Rodrigues said. “Once I got back from that trip, everything went smoothly.”
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